Weller Antique 107. This has become a hot commodity lately. Here in Nashville, you basically have to know someone to get this and it's gone as soon as the shipment arrives. Thankfully I know someone. Let's see what all the fuss is about.
Bottle opened 2 weeks and 80% full. First neat, then water added.
Nose neat: Charred red apple skins covered in cinnamon and caramel. Banana, coriander oddly enough.
Palate neat: Gooey caramel, followed by red apple, pear, cinnamon and vanilla. Fairly hot at 107 proof.
Finish: Again, charred red apple skins covered in cinnamon and vanilla (this seems to be the theme.)
Nose Water: More green fruit than red fruit. Loads more vanilla.
Palate Water: More creamy mouthfill, more variety of fruit flavor. Again, lots of vanilla. The oak is less pronounced.
Finish water: Still red apple skins and vanilla cream.
Overall: I might prefer this with a splash of water. It seems to settle it down and open it up. I'm not sure what the fuss is about. It's a decent whiskey but I don't see why people clamour for it.